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Launchcode to Offer In-Person Coding Classes

St. Louis Business Journal 2 Jan 2014 By Brian Feldt
Aspiring coders living in St. Louis will soon have the opportunity to take a computer programming course created in part by a nonprofit founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The course will feature in-person instruction, and is the product of a collaboration between LaunchCode and the nonprofit edX. Read more about St. Louis Business Journal | Launchcode to Offer In-Person Coding Classes

This Online Class Wants to Help You Keep Your New Years Resolutions

The Atlantic 31 Dec 2013 By Julia Ryan
Harvard School of Education professors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey think we need to use a different approach to change. In their upcoming online EdX course, “Unlocking the Immunity to Change: A New Approach to Personal Improvement,” Kegan and Lahey apply their psychological theory that traditional approaches to making changes can ignore the more complicated underlying reasons people behave the way they do. Read more about The Atlantic | This Online Class Wants to Help You Keep Your New Years Resolutions

Mom, do your homework! Turning edX into a mom-and-pop endeavor

MIT Technology Review 17 Dec 2013 By Joel McGonegal
The first day Rishi Patel ’14 stepped into Professor Anant Agarwal’s Circuits and Electronics class at MIT in 2011, he was hooked. After telling his parents how great 6.002 was, Patel had a strange experience: his mother and father signed up for it too. Read more about MIT Technology Review | Mom, do your homework! Turning edX into a mom-and-pop endeavor

Queen Rania Foundation and edX Move to Increase Higher Ed Access in Arab World

WGBH 10 Dec 2013 By Kirk Carapezza
It's not very often the Queen of Jordan comes to Boston, but she was here last month to announce a new education partnership with Harvard and MIT's non-profit online learning initiative, edX. The goal is to develop a new platform called Edraak, which is designed to bring online courses to Arab-speaking students. Read more about WGBH | Queen Rania Foundation and edX Move to Increase Higher Ed Access in Arab World

Professors in Deal to Design Online Lessons for A.P. Classes

The New York Times 5 Dec 2013 By Tamar Lewin
To ease the way for students grappling with certain key concepts, professors at Davidson College in North Carolina will design online lessons for high school students in Advanced Placement courses in calculus, physics and macroeconomics and make them widely available through the College Board and edX, a nonprofit online education venture. Read more about The New York Times | Professors in Deal to Design Online Lessons for A.P. Classes

New online lessons coming for Advanced Placement courses in physics, other subjects

The Washington Post 5 Dec 2013 By Nick Anderson
Many high school students struggle to understand the relationship of unemployment and inflation through the Phillips curve — even those who are taking the college-level Advanced Placement course in macroeconomics. Read more about The Washington Post | New online lessons coming for Advanced Placement courses in physics, other subjects

Disrupting Higher Education in the US

CNBC 5 Dec 2013 By Becky Quick
A segment on how higher learning companies are disrupting education in the U.S. including Davidson College’s announcement that they will use the edX platform to create AP course prep classes, as well as edX’s partnership with LinkedIn to post course certificates on MOOC students’ profiles. Read more about CNBC | Disrupting Higher Education in the US

What Modularity Means for MOOCs

Harvard Magazine 5 Dec 2013 By Campus News
REPORTING TO the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) at length for the first time since he was appointed vice provost for advances in learning last September, Peter K. Bol highlighted shifts in the landscape for the much-publicized massive open online courses (MOOCs). At the December 3 faculty meeting, Bol noted that: Read more about Harvard Magazine | What Modularity Means for MOOCs

Rise Of The Corporate MOOC

InformationWeek 27 Nov 2013 By Michael Fitzgerald
It's not your father's corporate training. EdX wants to help companies offer their own massive open online courses to keep employees' skills updated. Read more about InformationWeek | Rise Of The Corporate MOOC

How Jordan's Queen Plans to 'Democratize Access' to Education

Venture Beat Profiles 26 Nov 2013 By Christina Farr
Most of the new online education providers are based in the United States, but over two-thirds of students live abroad — in places like Rwanda, El Salvador, and Jordan. Read more about Venture Beat Profiles | How Jordan's Queen Plans to 'Democratize Access' to Education

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